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Dirty Feet #185 • Mathilde Papillon

April 15, 2017

Mathilde Papillon describes her vision for bringing together dance and science. She recently gave a TEDxKanata talk on Novel ways to talk science: dancing relativity. A student at the French arts high school, De La Salle, in Ottawa, Mathilde is wasting no time in developing and sharing her ideas.

Dirty Feet #184 • Propeller Dance

March 28, 2017

Propeller Dance is an integrated contemporary dance company based in Ottawa. The organization is recognized as a leader in Canada for their innovative, inclusive creations and teaching practices. I speak with Co-Directors Renata Soutter and Shara Weaver, who are also choreographers, teachers and dancers.

Dirty Feet #183 • Sylvie Desrosiers

March 13, 2017

Sylvie Desrosiers is not only the Director of Contemporary Dance Studies at The School of Dance (see episode #181), she is also an established choreographer, and the Artistic Director of DORSALE danse. Sylvie is a founding member of Ottawa Dance Directive/ centre de danse contemporaine and is the 2011 award winner of the Prix pour la création artistique du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec pour la région de l’Outaouais. We speak about her career and her creative process.

Photo of Sylvie Desrosiers’ Douce tourmente, performers: Marc Boivin, Heidi Strauss

Dirty Feet #182 • Laura Taler

March 3, 2017

Laura Taler is a multitalented artist who has worked as a choreographer, dance-film director and visual artist. She is presenting an exhibition at Gallery 101 titled, The soft and the pliable will defeat the hard and the strong. We speak about the show, her past experience with Le Groupe Dance Lab and her extensive history with dance film.